Day 981: Legioner

Posted: 2013/07/18 in Indie Games

Growing up, we had an old arcade cabinet in our rec room. And when I say old, I mean old: it had a black and white screen (and not some cool monochrome vector screen, just a standard greyscale CRT). It was called “Tank”. Here’s a screen shot:

Wow, now that’s what I call amazing! Or, not. I just turned 40, and this game was pretty old when I was a kid. But we enjoyed it (playing it after school, after walking in the snow, uphill both ways… hey you kids, get off my lawn!)

“Legioner” reminds me a bit of that, but with a wealth of enhancements. Colour, for one. Multiplayer for four players, for another. Different mechs to choose from with varying characteristics. Varied enemies as well. A superior control scheme in “Legioner” too. When you get right down to it, the games are pretty much entirely different, aside from them both taking place in an arena. But it gave me an opportunity to talk about an old b/w arcade game, and that was worth doing, you ask me.

“Legioner” came out at 240 Microsoft Points, but is now the more impulse buy-friendly 80 MSP, and it’s definitely worth a download.

Here’s what the developer (bagrationa) has to say about the game:

“Cool shooter. Fight, collect money, upgrade weapons. Unleash hell on enemies… Enjoy.”


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